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THE OLD TREASURY BUILDINGS
As on e of the u n ique work s-in -progress, the Old Treasu r y Buildings will be a highlight of the augmen ted realities app. Thro ugh the use of
the custo m- built software, viewers will be able to e ngage with the developmen t in real time an d visu alise what the fi nished pro ject will look like.
With over 135 years of histo ry embedded into the walls, the Old Treasu r y Buildings will form o n e of Per th’s most exciting heritage developments
w hen works are co mpleted in 2015. Lo cated in the heart of the CBD, the en visio ned space will in cl ude a l ux ur y hotel, plus retail, hospitality an d
co mmercial possibilities that will restore life to the historic buildings.
Kyle Jeavo ns, senio r developmen t man ager for FJM Developme nt, says the buildings will be an icon ic additio n to Per th’s growi ng urban
landscape. “ The opening of the buildings in Open House will allow the people of Perth to be part of the redevelopment journey from the
co mmencemen t of the restoration u ntil the doo rs of these gra nd buildings are o pen ed.”
WA BALLET CENTRE
The highly anticipated n ew home of
the West Australian B allet is set o n the
bustling cafe strip of Whatley Crescen t in
Maylan ds. The building – w hich used to be
the site of the WA Institute for the Blind
– has u ndergo ne a $12 million ren ovation
to tailor it to suit the rigorou s n eeds of the
“ It definitely takes things up a notch!”
says direc tor Marcus Whelan of the new
building, which has allowed the co mpa ny
to stage bigger, more frequ en t pro ductio ns
and en gage a record n u mber of dan cers.
Its design fuses classic heritage
architecture and state-of-the-a rt facilities.
“ To be able to offer that in Perth,
con sidered the most isolated city in the
world, is a wonderful thing for dance as
a whole, not just ballet,” says Marcus.
Visito rs will be able to view the three
brand-n ew dan ce studios and the costu me
depar tmen t o n S atu rday November 2.
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